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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 207-1

NSW rule: parking in metered parking areas

207-1 NSW rule: parking in metered parking areas

(1) Driver must park in metered parking space A driver must not park in a metered parking area unless the driver's vehicle is parked in a metered parking space for the area.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note :
"Driver's vehicle" is defined in the Dictionary.
(2) Meaning of terms A
"metered parking area" is an ordinary metered parking area or a registration metered parking area.
(3) An
"ordinary metered parking area" is a parking area designated by one or more permissive parking signs where information on or with the sign includes the word "METER".
Note :
"Parking area" and
"with" are defined in the Dictionary.
(4) A
"registration metered parking area" is a parking area designated by one or more permissive parking signs where information on or with the sign includes both the word "METER" and the word "REGISTRATION".
(5) A
"metered parking space" is a parking bay in a metered parking area that is indicated by:
(a) for an ordinary metered parking area--a parking bay in the area that is indicated by:
(i) studs, pads, plates or strips, and
(ii) in the case of a space controlled by a multi-space parking meter--the number for the space and an arrow in or adjacent to the space indicating the direction of the meter, or
(b) for a registration metered parking area--any area for parking a single vehicle (other than a combination), whether or not indicated by road markings.
Note :
"Parking bay" is defined in the Dictionary.
(6) Driver must pay relevant parking fee for ordinary metered parking area A driver must not park in a metered parking space for an ordinary metered parking area without paying the relevant parking fee for the space for at least the minimum period of time for which parking in the space must be paid for.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note :
"Relevant parking fee" is defined in the Dictionary.
(7) A driver does not contravene subrule (6) if:
(a) the driver parks in a metered parking space for the area before paying the relevant parking fee, so long as the person pays the fee immediately after parking, or
(b) when the driver parks in a metered parking space for the area, the parking meter for the metered parking space is displaying unexpired time.
Note :
"Parking meter" is defined in the Dictionary.
(8) Driver must enter registration number and pay relevant parking fee for registration metered parking area A driver must not park in a metered parking space for a registration metered parking area without:
(a) entering the registration number of the vehicle into the parking meter for the space, and
(b) paying the relevant parking fee for the space for at least the minimum period of time for which parking in the space must be paid for.
(9) A driver does not contravene subrule (8) (a) if:
(a) the driver parks in a metered parking space for the area before entering the registration number of the vehicle, so long as the person enters the registration number immediately after parking, or
(b) when the driver parks in a metered parking space for the area, the parking meter for the metered parking space is displaying unexpired time for the driver's vehicle.
(10) A driver does not contravene subrule (8) (b) if:
(a) the driver parks in a metered parking space for the area before paying the relevant parking fee, so long as the person pays the fee immediately after parking, or
(b) when the driver parks in a metered parking space for the area, the parking meter for the metered parking space is displaying unexpired time for the driver's vehicle.
(11) Driver must not allow vehicle to be parked after expiry of specified time or maximum time A driver must not allow the driver's vehicle to remain parked in a metered parking space if:
(a) in the case of a metered parking space for an ordinary metered parking area--the parking meter for the space indicates that the period of time for which parking in the space has been paid has expired, or
(b) in the case of a metered parking space for a registration metered parking area--the parking meter for the space indicates that the period of time for which parking has been paid in respect of the vehicle has expired.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(12) A driver must not allow the driver's vehicle to remain parked in a metered parking space for more than the period of time indicated on or with the permissive parking sign or signs that designate the space as the maximum time for which a vehicle may be parked in the space.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(13) Exemptions from contravention A driver who parks in a metered parking space does not contravene this rule if:
(a) the space is within another kind of pay parking area and the driver complies with these Rules in relation to parking in the kind of pay parking area concerned, or
(b) the driver parks for a period not exceeding the period (if any) for which no fee is payable for parking in the space, or
(c) the driver parks outside the controlled parking hours for the space, or
(d) the driver's vehicle is displaying a current mobility parking scheme authority, or
(e) the driver's vehicle is displaying a current printed parking permit while it is parked in the space and the space is located on a length of road or in an area specified in the permit and the space is designated for use by the holder of the permit, or
(f) an electronic parking permit is currently in force with respect to the driver's vehicle while it is parked in the space and the space is located on a length of road or in an area specified in the permit and the space is designated for use by the holder of the permit.
Note :
"Controlled parking hours" ,
"electronic parking permit" ,
"mobility parking scheme authority" ,
"pay parking area" and
"printed parking permit" are defined in the Dictionary.
(14) A driver who parks in a metered parking space does not contravene this rule if the parking meter for the space is inoperable (except if the driver parks in contravention of subrule (12)).
(15) Definition In this rule:

"multi-space parking meter" means a parking meter that applies to more than one metered parking space.
Note : This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules .



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